For the UK, 2012 is turning into one of those years where celebrations mingle with fears of recession and global economic catastrophe. It’s an odd mix. The hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics Games this summer alongside the recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee are historic events worth taking a moment to think about.
The IHR and Wiley have therefore published a special issue of the Historical Research journal on the subject of Sports and Celebrations. This special issue combines a selection of previously published papers and History SPOT podcasts on that very theme. Have a look at it through the link below:
History SPOT itself is also home to a range of podcasts on the topic of sports via our Sports and Leisure History seminar group (click on the link to look at those podcasts).